This unit aims to develop students' specialized knowledge of being an Osteopath in the Australian healthcare system. To facilitate their preparation for undertaking osteopathic clinical placement, students consider legal, ethical and regulatory requirements of osteopathic practice. Students are able to apply knowledge developed in previous units by using outcome measures for patient assessment and management.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Review and analyse osteopathic workforce data and common practices;  
  2. Interpret knowledge of practices required for osteopathic clinical placements;  
  3. Contextualise the ethical considerations and legal and regulatory requirements impacting Australian osteopathic practice; and  
  4. Apply outcome measures for patient assessment and management.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Exercise Group exercise 10%
Assignment Concept map exploring outcome measures, including written rationale. 40%
Presentation Group presentation - ethical considerations for health practice. 30%
Test Test (online) 20%
80% attendance is required at workshops in the osteopathic program (hurdle requirement).

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